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Old 03-02-2009, 12:42 AM
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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LONDON (Reuters) – Children with severe peanut allergies given small daily doses of peanut flour were able to build tolerance to the nuts, according to a study that suggests it is possible to treat the potentially deadly condition.

The small trial, the first successful program of its kind, aimed to slowly build immunity to peanuts in people with the common allergy, the team at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge said on Friday.

British study points to peanut allergy treatment (http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090220/hl_nm/us_allergy_nuts;_ylt=AsxyvHpr91F5pZj4xNZSUkfgcbYF - broken link)
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Old 03-02-2009, 09:51 AM
Location: Houston
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This is absolutely exciting! The last time a trial of peanut allergies was done, an 18 y.o. participant died, and the trial was halted. Since then, I hadn't heard of any other clinical trials with peanut allergic individuals. Having a child with peanut allergies, and living with the attendant stress and fear whenever we travel or eat out, is hard, so this news is very encouraging.
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Old 05-16-2009, 02:49 PM
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are you aware of any other studies that will spin off of this one. how do you become a participant?
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:24 AM
Location: 38°14′45″N 122°37′53″W
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I just wanted to add this, I think this is a better link John. Cheers!

BBC News - Peanut allergies tackled in largest ever trial
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